Irene Chen bags Award of Excellence in Newborn MPA UK Award

Image that won Newborn MPA Award of Excellence 2018

Image that won Newborn MPA Award of Excellence 2018

Very thrilled to have captured the highly coveted Award of Excellence in the Newborn Category last week at the MPA Master Photography Awards 2018! 

The annual Master Photographers Association (MPA) Awards welcomed some of the greatest photography talents in a glittering awards ceremony.  Over 2000 entries from working professionals kicked off the first round of digital judging, with a second round of images being scrutinized in the printed submission round. A panel of leading industry judges carried out the mammoth task of judging at the Darlington headquarters.

The MPA Awards Ceremony was held last weekend in a glittering awards ceremony at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island, 7 October 2018.  Thank you Master Photographers Association (MPA) for this award! 

“The standard of photography we have seen this year is without a doubt world class. It is always exciting to see new faces coming through and rewarding to see such great talent entering our awards. With entrants both UK and worldwide, our winners really are the pinnacle of creative excellence. The Association has sat as the premier photographic association since 1952 and this year marked the 34th Awards ceremony. It is an absolute honor to showcase imagery of such high standard and we are extremely proud to represent some of the greatest professional image makers globally.”
— Ray Low, CEO MPA

My winning entry features 2-week old Ethan Mathias Wong lying on a bed of dried leaves picked up from the park in front of my house and placed upon a railroad sleeper bench.  Over the past 6 months I had been developed a passion (some say obsession!) for plants, and are incorporating more and more natural elements into the images I craft. 

I had the privilege of also capturing Ethan while he was in mommy’s belly - see the beautiful mom and dad behind this angelic boy! 

About the MPA:
Established in 1952, the Master Photographers Association is the United Kingdom's premier organization for qualified professional photographers. 

The MPA offers members a variety of membership benefits, including education, qualifications, informative regional meetings, national seminars, and business building promotions with marketing support. 

All qualified members adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and have undergone qualification to at least Licentiate standard. Each photographer must have undergone a rigorous assessment of their photographic work and business practice before achieving qualification.

Established in 1952 the MPA has promoted true professionalism in photography for over 60 years.. 

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